News That Matters

New entertainment business opening in Myrtle Beach mall soon


A new $9 million entertainment center, Stars and Strikes Getaway-n-Play, is opening in Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall later this year. It will offer “high-tech” bowling, an arcade, a multi-story laser tag arena and axe throwing.

A new $9 million entertainment center, Stars and Strikes Getaway-n-Play, is opening in Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall later this year. It will offer “high-tech” bowling, an arcade, a multi-story laser tag arena and axe throwing.

Who said malls were just for shopping?

This fall, a new family entertainment complex will open in Myrtle Beach’s Coastal Grand Mall, bringing a new kind of experience to the growing shopping center.

The 52,500-square-foot Stars and Strikes Getaway-n-Play will offer “high-tech” bowling, an arcade, a multi-story laser tag arena and axe throwing. And, of course, for parents (or other adults) who need a break from all the fun, there will be a large bar featuring TVs playing the latest sports.

Stars and Strikes will also have a full restaurant with a menu ranging from sandwiches to specialty pizzas.

The company announced the new location in a press release earlier this month.

This is the 16th location for the Georgia-based business and the third in South Carolina. The other two in the Palmetto State are in Irmo, near Columbia, and Summerville, near Charleston.

“We are aware of the demand for our unique brand of entertainment from both the residents and tourists in Myrtle Beach.” Stars and Strikes co-founder Chris Albano said in a press release. “With these families in mind, we are excited to bring a quality brand of family-focused entertainment to the Myrtle Beach area that guests of any age can enjoy.”

0415coastgrand-7.jpg
Coastal Grand Mall in Myrtle Beach. Josh Bell jbell@thesunnews.com

The business also will have an “upscale corporate event space” in a lounge featuring VIP bowling lanes and a private bar, according to the release. That space can hold more than 100 guests.

Stars and Strikes said in a press release that it is planning to invest over $9 million to create the entertainment complex, including creating more than 150 jobs that it plans to fill primarily with existing local workers. Anyone interested in a job can email email Shannon Smothers at ssmothers@starsandstrikes.org.

Stars and Strikes Getaway-n-Play will be located at 2000 Coastal Grand Circle. The company has not yet announced an opening date, only that it will welcome visitors this fall.

Related stories from Myrtle Beach Sun News

Chase Karacostas writes about tourism in Myrtle Beach and across South Carolina for McClatchy. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 2020 with degrees in Journalism and Political Communication. He began working for McClatchy in 2020 after growing up in Texas, where he has bylines in three of the state’s largest print media outlets as well as the Texas Tribune covering state politics, the environment, housing and the LGBTQ+ community.





Source link